Ninguem Suite For 2 clarinets, violin, viola, cello, piano Composed by Lee McClure
The Suite is based on music McClure composed for Ninguem, the 1981 film written and directed by Juliusz Kossakowski. The film received Honorable Mention from the 1981 Chicago International Film Festival. The Ninguem Suite was created in 2018.
Based on a Russian folk tale the film is about an uneducated simple man, Ninguem, who is tempted to buy things to be like his friend, the doctor. To do this he plans to sell his two horses. But his horses are stolen through deceit and deception by a larcenous gatekeeper. After the theft Ninguem sees his experience in a new way.
Ninguem Suite - Timeline:
Movement I 0:00 main theme – sostenuto / strings 0:51 innocence theme – swing tempo / clarinets 1:25 main theme – andante / piano solo 1:50 the temptation – motivic development #1 2:41 traveling on the road (innocence theme) – andante / violin solo Movement II 3:50 the decision – string drones / piano solo 4:52 the nightmare (innocence theme) – extreme string-effects / clarinet solo Movement III 6:00 main theme – sostenuto / strings 6:30 the deception – clusters / clarinet solo 7:11 the realization – motivic development #2 8:00 the acceptance – main theme / romantic
On this recording the 1st clarinet is Louis Gomperts and the pianist is William Komaiko. The other musicians are unknown.
This recording matches the score for the Ninguem Suite. Parts for the Suite can be made from the parts for the original long film score. This is explained in the score for the Suite: https://archive.org/details/NinguemSuiteScore/mode/2up